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These hot Ham and Cheese Sliders are super easy to make and are perfect for the big game and busy weeknight meals! They’re cheesy, meaty and covered in a rich, buttery sauce that’ll keep you coming back for more!

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Ham and Cheese Slider being held in a hand

Living on the farm is something I’ve always wanted for my kids.  It’s how I was raised and although farming isn’t always sunshine and roses, it’s the lifestyle I want to be a part of.

However, like any other job, there are times of the year that are simply hectic. And for corn and soybean farmers, it’s spring (planting) and fall (harvest). The craziness of these hurry-up-and-wait, weather-dependent seasons calls for quick meals that are easy to enjoy on the go.

These sliders have become a go-to meal for us! They start with a package of Hawaiian rolls, get loaded up with ham and cheese, then topped with a perfectly-seasoned butter sauce before heating up in the oven. Easy, flavorful, delish.

Ham and Cheese Slider being pulled out of the pan

What goes well with these easy Ham and Cheese Sliders?

I’ve used these as an appetizer-type dish for game day or for the main dish on busy week nights. When serving as an appetizer, I’d pair these with chips and dip and some sweet snack, like my Cookies and Cream Puppy Chow.

And if I’m serving these sliders as a main dish, Frozen Fruit Cups and a simple salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette would be great to round out the meal!

Two Ham & Cheese Sliders stacked on a white plate

How to make Ham and Cheese Sliders

There are many recipes for Hawaiian roll ham and cheese sliders out there, but if you’re looking for one without poppyseeds, this is for you!

1. Slice the rolls in half; place the bottom layer in the baking dish.
2. Layer cheddar cheese, ham and provolone.
3. Place bun tops on.
4. Mix up butter sauce and brush over the sliders.
5. Cover with foil and bake.
That’s it! Easy, right? Here are some pix, in case you’re a visual learner like me! 🙂

How do you serve sliders at a party?

I find it easiest to remove all of the sandwiches out of the pan at once with a large spatula. Put them on a cutting board and give them a couple minutes to cool. Use a serrated knife to cut them into 12 sliders and either place back in the hot dish (to keep them warm) or stack on a plate!

Other Tips

  • Make them ahead of time! Get the sliders prepped and covered and pop in the fridge for up to 4 hours.
  • Feeding a crowd? Double, triple, quadruple the recipe!
  • Go for variety. If you’re feeding a crowd and want a couple meat and cheese options, go for it! Try ham and swiss, turkey and pepperjack, ham and provolone… whatever floats your boat! 🙂
  • Don’t like Hawaiian rolls? Use another type of slider bun.
  • Pass on non-butter substitutes. Sometimes you can get away with margarine or butter alternative. These sandwiches just won’t be the same without the real deal.
Ham and Cheese Slider on a white plate

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Ham and Cheese Sliders
5 from 5 votes

Ham and Cheese Sliders

Author: Kelsey
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
6 people (2 sliders each)
These hot Ham and Cheese Sliders are super easy to make and are perfect for the big game and busy weeknight meals!


  • 1 package Hawaiian roll slider buns
  • 6 slices cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 pound sliced ham
  • 6 slices provolone cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon parsley


  • Preheat oven to 375°F and grease a 9×13 pan with cooking spray.
  • Remove slider buns from their package and slice horizontally, so you have a top layer and a bottom layer.
  • Place the bottom layer in the prepared pan.
  • Add the cheddar cheese in an even layer.
  • Next, add the ham.
  • And then the layer of provolone cheese.
  • Then, top the sliders with the bun tops and set aside.
  • Make the sauce by combining the melted butter, parmesan, red pepper, garlic, onion powder and parsley. Brush it over the sliders.
  • Cover the sliders with foil and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the foil and bake an additional 3-5 minutes or until heated through and golden brown on top.
    Ham and Cheese Sliders


Serving: 2sliders | Calories: 342kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 26.5g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8.6g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 1043mg | Potassium: 225mg | Fiber: 0.8g | Sugar: 0.3g | Vitamin A: 754IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 388mg | Iron: 0.8mg
“Dance Around the Kitchen” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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  1. 5 stars
    These were absolutely delicious and easy to make! We will definitely be making again in the future. They would be a great pot luck option as well.

    1. I’m so happy to hear your family enjoyed them as much as we do!! And I agree – a GREAT potluck option!! Thanks so much for the review – it means the world to me!

  2. I just made this for my husband and kids for a quick dinner – it was SUPER easy and TASTY!! Love it. (And I am terrible in the kitchen!)

    1. Aww I’m so happy to hear that, Paige!!! Who doesn’t love a super easy, quick dinner idea?! 🙂 Thanks for the review!

  3. 5 stars
    Love this recipe!!! I’ve already made it a few times! So easy and perfect for college kids!!

    1. Thanks so much for the review – I can’t tell you how much that helps my small business!! And I’m so glad you love these sliders as much as we do! 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    My teenage sons love these sandwiches! I am putting this recipe in a recipe binder so when they go off to college, then they can make them. I used the Artesano dinner rolls and also Brioche hamburger buns for a more savory bread option.

    1. I love love love the idea of making a recipe binder for when the kids go off to college!!! So glad you are including this one! 🙂

  5. 5 stars
    Best slider recipe. The parmesan cheese sprinkled on to top is so tasty!
    These are my go to when I need something for a quick get together.

    1. So happy to hear, Liz!!! These always seem to be a great crowd-pleaser! -Kelsey

  6. These are delicious and so easy to make! Highly recommend!

  7. Tracy L Marshall says:

    5 stars
    Hi! Have you frozen sliders made to the point of putting butter, etc on? I’ve made ahead and stored in fridge a few days but wondered how made up ones would keep in the freezer.

    1. Hi Tracy – I have not tried it! If you do, please let me know how it goes! 🙂 ~Kelsey